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8th Apr '17 3:38:58 PM jormis29
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* Used in ''Thieves Like Us'', when a girl escapes her captors by going into the bathroom, locking the door, and breaking open the window with a shampoo bottle. Subverted in that she wrapped her hand in a towel to pull out the larger shards still in the frame afterwards and gets a deep cut in her side while climbing out.

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* Used in ''Thieves Like Us'', ''Literature/ThievesLikeUs'', when a girl escapes her captors by going into the bathroom, locking the door, and breaking open the window with a shampoo bottle. Subverted in that she wrapped her hand in a towel to pull out the larger shards still in the frame afterwards and gets a deep cut in her side while climbing out.
1st Mar '17 4:57:45 AM jimi13
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** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story".

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** The first film used so much sugar glass in its final action scene that it is sometimes nicknamed "Glass Story".Story", even if it was somewhat of an subversion. The glass used was twice as thick than standard [[RealityEnsues and it led to a lot of injuries among the stuntmen]]
20th Feb '17 12:09:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Pilots in ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}} can run through through glass windows with enough momentum, and it won't injure or slow them at all. If they don't have enough momentum however, then it will actually stop them completely; a kick or gunshot is needed to break it, and you can stand on unbroken windows without issue.

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* Pilots in ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}} ''VIdeoGame/{{Titanfall}}'' can run through through glass windows with enough momentum, and it won't injure or slow them at all. If they don't have enough momentum however, then it will actually stop them completely; a kick or gunshot is needed to break it, and you can stand on unbroken windows without issue.
20th Feb '17 12:07:24 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3LL5kgSetQ Just watch for a few seconds]].

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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3LL5kgSetQ Just watch for a few seconds]].seconds.]]
16th Feb '17 2:31:15 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''; Larry tries to intimidate a tough biker in an equally tough bar, but his attempt at GrievousBottleyHarm is an EpicFail because the bottle doesn't break, even after three tries. Then the biker takes it and smashes it against his forehead. "Is ''that'' what you were tyin' to do?" [[SarcasmMode he asks.]]

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* Zigzagged in an episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers''; Larry tries to intimidate a tough biker in an equally tough bar, but his attempt at GrievousBottleyHarm is an EpicFail because the bottle doesn't break, even after three tries. Then the biker takes it and smashes it against his forehead. "Is ''that'' what you were tyin' tryin' to do?" [[SarcasmMode he asks.]]
6th Feb '17 9:00:44 AM Idek618
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When breaking a window to gain entrance to a house or vehicle, it's becoming common for the person to use a physical object to break the glass, thus averting the trope, or to wrap their hand in cloth to "protect" their skin before punching through, which only somewhat downplays the trope: glass shards can easily cut through most clothing, the wrist and arm are usually still unprotected, and punching a glass window is at least as likely to result in a broken hand than a broken window in any case. There's a good chance they will then clear all stray glass by rubbing the object (or the "protected" hand) along the frame of the window.

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When breaking a window to gain entrance to a house or vehicle, it's becoming common for the person to use a physical object to break the glass, thus averting the trope, or to wrap their hand in cloth to "protect" their skin before punching through, which only somewhat downplays the trope: glass shards can easily cut through most clothing, the wrist and arm are usually still unprotected, and punching a glass window is at least as likely to result in a broken hand rather than a broken window in any case. There's a good chance they will then clear all stray glass by rubbing the object (or the "protected" hand) along the frame of the window.
31st Jan '17 10:29:33 AM valos
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** One downside to this is that, while more dangerous, a lot of large glass shards are easier to clean up than hundreds of tiny glass slivers. Because wondering whether you swept every last piece off the floor is loads of fun. [[ParanoiaFuel Keep your shoes on.]]
27th Jan '17 3:42:51 PM Blazer
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} likes to throw himself through glass to surprise his opponents, usually with his cape spread out like a bat for added effect. Being heavily armored like he is, glass cutting him up isn't a problem, especially since he's dropping down from a ceiling. He'll usually cover up with his cape if he's throwing himself through a window, especially if he has someone with him.
1st Dec '16 3:58:43 AM Morgenthaler
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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.

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[[RealityIsUnrealistic Normal glass is harder than you think it is.]] It takes a lot of force to break a glass window, and, even if you succeed, you have many shards of glass all over the place, which can be [[SharpenedToASingleAtom sharper than a surgical scalpel]]. However, horribly hurt heroes aren't awesome. [[RuleOfCool It's so much cooler]] to have your BadAss ActionHero effortlessly leap through a window and come out unharmed.
27th Oct '16 8:43:12 AM TheTropper
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', during the Lost Agent arc, after Tsukishima uses his powers to insert himself into the past of Ichigo's friends and sisters, he torments Ichigo further by speaking with Orihime through a phone, angering Ichigo enough to punch him so hard he breaks a window upon impact. This results in Ichigo getting a WhatTheHellHero moment from everyone.
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